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Poster: craven714 Date: Aug 12, 2019 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Late era curiosity

one man gathers what another man spills... late bloomer (sue me).. stopped in 89? Was just getting started in 88. Call me a touch head and l will touch you. Brent was getting hot, and the band too. But then Brent died, and the band did not (well, a little). Nor did the technology. Midi was coming into full bloom mid 80s. Along with cocaine (nother story).

The band took full exploration of any sound they could along the decades. They're sonic astronauts. Listen to what Mickey was coming out with around that time. Even Infrared Roses was like Terrapin Station, or the Blues for Allah (stretch) for the time.

So to try to answer your Q. First, l never got to see/hear some of these fantastic shows you all had the pleasure of.
But l did a shitload of 'homework'. So to listen to all of Jerrys sounds and effects and guitars throughout the YEARS, I don't see a disconnect nor disconcerted. It was just another step forward ("or a half a step") in the things that can fit in your ear. Yes, gimma 72 over an 82 or a 92 even, but l think, as the saying goes, he was searching for the sound. I never went ooooohhh. I just replaced the guitar notes that would have been played with the flute, etc.... Then you get down to the nitty gritty of which note are we playing in?
You also have to factor in the way Hornsby weighed in during those years. Jerrys face looks like musical blissful paradise at times. And.... Vince...
The only thing that really bugged me, and lve said it before,
why would Vince play synth sax when Wynton Marsalis is on stage (Est Prof)???
You sir.. Dh...Being an original. A purist. I kynda get where your coming from though. And what you don't miss from the late years is everything l miss from the early ones. now lm WEIRDed out!!

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 12, 2019 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Late era curiosity

I see your point. Even though I am an oldie, but not an original, I was pretty dang faithful all through the years. Any time they came near SoCal in the 80s I was there. I just stopped in 89 and as you mentioned it probably wouldn't have been a big step at all. It's just been so long since I listened to 90s music. That noted yes there were a couple of moments in one of the vids where I thought Jerry and Bruce should have gotten a hotel room.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Aug 12, 2019 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Late era curiosity

Hotel room. That’s funny shit right there! Bruce really energized Jerry. The meet up at the movies was grate this year. Good turn out. People dancing in front on the screen. Nice and loud this time. I almost forgot about the $6 bottle of water đŸ‘€!
Going through the Days Between thing l posted, l realized that the last days are unknown sometimes. Right? That’s in the name. I would have tried just a little bit harder, just a little more. Just for closures sake, for 1 more... But, that’s not always up to us is it?
As long as the train keep rolling.....

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 13, 2019 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Late era curiosity

When I was young trains choogled.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Aug 14, 2019 5:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Late era curiosity

https://youtu.be/wv_phi5Z288